Finding the Fountain of Youth next topic at Southeastern Science on Tap presentation

Monday, October 26, 2015
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – In the last 20 years, major findings in exercise science have shown that physical activity goes a long way in the ability of the body to repair itself following many injuries and illnesses.
     If there is such a thing as a fountain of youth, it most likely will be found in the basis of physical activity, notes a Southeastern Louisiana University specialist in exercise science and human performance. Robert Kraemer, professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies, will discuss “The Fountain of Youth” at the next Southeastern Science on Tap presentation scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 3. The presentation, which is geared to laymen, will be held at 7 p.m. at Tope Lá Catering, 113 East Thomas St., in Hammond. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The presentation is free and open to all ages.
     “Studies have shown how physical activity slows or reverses changes that occur within the human body with aging,” Kraemer explained. “Unfortunately, many people have a negative view of physical activity due to their own exercise experiences. They don’t realize there are many more available forms of physical activity that have been shown to be effective.”
     Kraemer and his students have published studies that reveal how exercise affects hormones and metabolism. His presentation will cover the way that physical activity alters different body tissues through tissue signaling to show how different forms of exercise could be considered a fountain of youth.
     For information on future Science on Tap presentations, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 985-549-3740.

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